There are two basic types of tests: aptitude tests and achievement tests.
Aptitude tests measure a student's ability to learn. These tests help teachers and parents predict how well a student is likely to do in school.
Usually there is no way to help your child study for an aptitude test. But, here are some ways to help children do their best:
- Ensure that your child reads every day.
- Talk with your child about current events.
- Provide your child with a dictionary at home to look up new or unfamiliar words.
- Make regular visits to museums, the library, or other interesting locations in your community.
Achievement tests measure how much students have already learned. These tests help children measure their current knowledge and skills.
The tests your child's teacher prepares are achievement tests. So are final exams.
Students can—and should—study for achievement tests. It's a good idea to set aside some time regularly to review what your child is learning. Constant review will make sure your child is prepared when test time comes.
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